QB controversy back on in Philly?
With both Michael Vick and Nick Foles to choose from, Eagles' new head coach Chip Kelly had to go with the guy who fit his offensive scheme best as well as the guy that would give his team the best chance to win.
Kelly first went with Vick and Vick did not disappoint in his team's first two games. In those two games, Vick completed 38 of 61 attempts for 631 yards with four touchdowns and no interceptions.
Furthermore, Vick had a passer rating of 119 along with 10.34 yards-per-attempt. Vick also had his running game going with 77 rushing yards.
The next two games, both losses, were very inconsistent for Vick and the Eagles' offense. They scored 36 points after putting up 63 in their first two games.
Fast forward to today and the winning quarterback was not Vick. It was Foles, the team's supposed "back-up" quarterback.
Vick came out of this afternoon's game with a hamstring injury and never returned. Lucky for the Eagles, Foles more than got the job done for his football team in what turned out to be a 36-21 win for the now 2-3 Eagles.
Foles came into the game and was masterful. He completed 16 of his 25 attempts for 197 yards and two touchdowns while also leading his club to two field goals.
If you are counting at home, that's 20 points that Foles helped his team put up on the board. Foles did it with confidence and poise in the pocket and an efficiency that Vick had lacked over the last two games.
While Vick did not play badly in this game before going out with an injury (105 passing yards and 79 rushing yards), Foles ran the Eagles' offense the way coach Kelly meant for it to be ran. Foles did so with accuracy and an ability to put important points up on the board when it mattered the most.
It may just be one great half of football under Foles's belt this season but it should have caught the attention of Kelly. You have to remember that in seven games last season, Foles was extremely productive with 1,699 yards and six touchdowns.
There may not exactly be a controversy right now but when it comes to Vick and Foles, Kelly has to go with the most productive and efficient quarterback that he has to win football games.
With his performance in his team's win this afternoon, Foles has certainly given Kelly a reason to think about using him more as the Eagles look to win more football games and gain control of the NFC East Division.